Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Today, let’s learn how to properly recycle or dispose of glass!
Glass Beverage Bottles
- These include wine bottles, beer bottles, and any glass bottles used for drinks.
- The 1st option is to get a refund from a bottle depot – Bottle Depot Recycling Information
- Alternatively, you may recycle broken/unbroken glass bottles in your blue cart or at a community recycling depot
Glass Food Jars & Bottles
- These include glass jars or bottles for jam, peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, and other condiments.
- Broken or unbroken, they can be placed in your blue cart or at a community recycling depot.
- Metal lids also belong to the blue cart, but please remove them from the jars before putting both the lids and jars in your blue cart.
Household Glass and Other Types of Tempered Glass
- The glass used for items such as drinking glasses, mirrors, vases, candle holders, window shards, windshields, etc. is different and not recyclable.
- Old and broken household glass belongs to your black cart as garbage.
- Package or wrap the items safely, label them as “sharps”. Read detailed instructions: https://www.calgary.ca/uep/wrs/what-goes-where/glass-vases-candle-holders.html
Learn about different carts here:
The City of Calgary has a residential recycling and disposal search tool. Check out the “What Goes Where” list here: https://www.calgary.ca/uep/wrs/what-goes-where/a-to-z-listing.html#P
Word of the Day:Shard: a piece of broken glass or ceramic with sharp edges.